Akron, Canton, & Youngstown/Chesapeake Western ICC caboose HO scale kit AC&Y-1

Akron, Canton, & Youngstown/Chesapeake Western ICC caboose HO scale kit AC&Y-1

SKU: AC&Y-1

Built by International Car Company in 1947 at Kentron Ohio to AC&Y's proprietary design and numbered 60-65 these six Cabooses were the AC&Y's "signature" cars.                          These six ICC cabooses were unique in that they rode on timkin sealed rolloer bearing swing motion double elliptical leaf spring caboose trucks. this was due to the AC&Y's close relationship with Timkin,                                                                                        Two of them were rebuilt to serve on the Chesapeake Western as their numbers 8 and 9 after Norfolk and Western took control of the AC&Y. It is to my understanding that none of these were repainted and wore any Norfolk & Western paint scheme.

Two of these unique cabooses survive. One that was restored by the AC&Y Historical society and placed on display at Copley Township Park adjecent to the Preserved Copley Depot.

The other was Chesapeake Western No.8 and was located in a park in North Carolina until purchased and moved to a business in Winston-Salem NC. Allthough she still survives, her condition is in dismay.

Her fate is still unknown

  • Kit description

    This is a Injection molded resin kit with metal etchings, Kadee Coupler boxes, Well detailed instructions, and a list of additional needed supplies to build this unique caboose.

    Prototypically correct Timken sealed roller bearing caboose trucks are in design for production and will be availble soon.

  • How to order

    We are now taking pre orders for this unique caboose for start of shipping by mid June/Early July. This is a limited run.

  • Shipping Info

    Shipping is Priority mail with tracking.

    ETA for start of shipping Mid June/Early July 2020

  • Product Information

    Instructions and a breif history are included in this kit. If you are building a specific car it is best to use photos of that specific car. Great resources for modeling this car as well as the railroad itself can be obtained at the AC&Y Historical Sociaty and from the books the Akron,Canton,& Youngstown/Akron & Barberton Belt Line as well as the cabooses of the Norfolk & Western.

$63.33Price
 

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